1 John 3:1-9 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. 3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.
4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.
5 And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. 5 But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin.
6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. 6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.
7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. 7 Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.
8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 8 He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work.
9 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. 9 No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.